Kate Middleton’s “Something Borrowed, Something New” Wedding Accessories

29 Apr

Chic Princess-Style Jewelry

Although her lacy white wedding dress by Sarah Burton provoked swoons, Princess Kate Middleton’s wedding accessories were the perfect side-show for her wedding ensemble.

For “something borrowed,” Kate Middleton wore a Cartier “Halo” tiara lent to her by Queen Elizabeth II.

The tiara was purchased by the Duke of York, later King George VI, for his duchess, who later became the Queen Mother Elizabeth. The Queen Mother gave the tiara to the current Queen Elizabeth on the queen’s 18th birthday.

The tiara, which was made by Cartier in 1936, is set in platinum and is made from baguette-cut diamonds. The upper part has a range of lotus flowers while the lower part can be removed and used as a bandeau.

The “something new” in the wedding ensemble were diamond earrings given to the bride her by her parents specifically to match her tiara. The earrings by Robinson Pelham are a set of oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond drop and diamond acorn suspended in the centre (check out a close-up view here).

The inspiration for the design of the earrings comes from the Middleton’s newly created coat of arms, containing acorns and oak leaves. Pelham also designed the floral earrings worn by the maid of honor, Pippa Middleton (check out more of the designer’s creations here).

If you want to try out a trendy drop earring look with a leaf theme, check out a pair of Judith Jack triple-drop earrings trimmed with cutout leaves.

Royal Makeup Worn Right

Kate Middleton wore flawless makeup that didn’t draw attention from her classic wedding style. Her English rose look was expertly crafted (the rumour is that she does her own makeup). Click here to check out an analysis of the royal wedding makeup.

Makeup Update: It looks like Kate Middleton relied on Bobbi Brown Cosmetics to create her wedding day makeup look. According to the company’s Facebook page: “We are proud to confirm that Bobbi Brown Cosmetics makeup artist Hannah Martin provided makeup artistry assistance to members of the bridal party for the royal wedding. We wish to respect the privacy of all those involved, and therefore will not be releasing further details.”

Don’t despair if you want to find out which products were used. Here’s a makeup chart showing how you can create a royal-worthy wedding look courtesy of Bobbi. For those who loved the blushing bride’s healthy glow, she used Pale Pink blush on the apple of her cheeks.

Also, check out some Kate Middleton beauty looks here courtesy of the Steven and Chris Show and makeup artist, Sandy Gold.

Image via BellaSugar

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